{FFWD} Tuna and Caramel Apples?


My last post was all about the Doristas and how lovely they all are (don't for get to go leave a comment on that post to sign up for my giveaway). It is a good thing they are all understanding because here I am late again! The first recipe I am including is Piquillo Pepper Wrapped Tuna. Now, I was convinced that I purchased Piquillo pepper but I got roasted red peppers instead. I am pretty sure I looked straight at the ones I wanted and then picked up the ones that looked similar and were $2 cheaper, hence the roasted peppers. This came together very quickly even with a run next door to borrow some paper towels to pat the peppers dry. I tasted a bit of the filling and thought it was tasty. To say thanks for the paper towels I took one of these peppers to my neighbor and then took the rest of them to my neighborhood coffee shop so they could partake in the lemony goodness of these peppers! :) Everyone that tried them said they were delicious!

The second recipe for this post is Caramel Apple Rice Pudding. I will start out by saying that I do not like cottage cheese or tapioca. And I am not really a fan of the texture of rice pudding either. However, caramel apples are one of my fall favorites so I knew I needed to make this. It took a little time to get the milk to boil down but once it did I was able to add some Lagrima Vanilla (smelled heavenly). I put together one lovely cup and gave it to my son after school. He loved the apples on top but said "it kind of got grosser as I got to the middle". He still liked it though and ate more of it later. I gave another small batch to my daughter later who ate the entire cupful! She loved it even though it was cooked apples. I think she likes cooked fruit more than she thinks she does. :) I knew Bobby would not eat this so I gave the rest to the same neighbor from earlier. She has 3 kiddos including a sweet girl who just turned one. She told me that her grandmother's rice pudding was the gold standard of rice pudding so this had a lot to live up to. :) She texted me later and said even her baby girl liked it. I am not sure my prep lived up to her grandma's but at least they got a fun dessert. :) If you have not had a chance you can still pick up a copy of Around My French Table  and join us in year four of cooking through this awesome book! Check out Leave Your Link to see how other cooks enjoyed this recipe this week!

Comments

  1. Glad you got these two knocked off your list. I'm loving my Lagrima vanilla, too! I think I could eat a bowl of the caramel apples alone.

    PS...great to meet you!!!

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  2. I wouldn't mind being your neighbor! I always have paper towels on hand. :)

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  3. It was nice to finally meet you :-) You should know we are fans of the graceful late entrances.

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  4. Both look great! I thought the tuna salad was tasty, too.

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  5. glad to see it was all such a hit! :)

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  6. Enjoyed your post very much and would love to be your neighbour!

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  7. I had such a blast meeting you in person at the IFBC. And speaking of late....see when I am commenting ? :) I am going back now to read your post about the IFBC- gosh I had SUCH A FUN TIME THERE !!! And of course, kudos on the peppers and the pudding. You had me chuckling about your sharing- you have the luckiest neighbors going ! And btw- I know they must be different but I am telling you those roasted peppers looked just like the Piquillo ones......

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  8. I also had roasted red peppers for my tuna and peppers and thought it was good but not special. While in Seattle I bought a jar of piquillo peppers and want to try it again! Sorry the rice pudding wasn't a bigger hit at your house. My husband loves it and loves me for making it:) That's a win/win!

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